Baked Brie with Black Truffle |

Baked Brie with Black Truffles

We have nearly finished the black truffles sent to us by Red Earth Truffles. There really has been a truffle explosion at Belly Rumbles HQ. In fact both the boys are extremely over truffles. I am still good to go, and truffling on quite merrily while the season lasts. I’ve made a nice whack of black…

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The Original Din Tai Fung Taipei Xiao Long Bao |

The Original Din Tai Fung Taipei

I have a slight Din Tai Fung obsession. Even though Din Tai Fung has had restaurants established in Sydney for a few years now, my obsession is a recent one. As recent as November last year when Din Tai Fung Miranda opened in the newly refurbished Westfield. I have eaten more soup dumplings (xiao long…

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One6Eight Confit Leatherjacket Cheeks Vongole Popcorn

One6Eight, Balmain’s Gastronomy Playground

It’s cold, it’s windy, generally a miserable wintery Friday night in Sydney. I’m feeling horrid. That afternoon I had been hit with a massive allergy attack that had left me as a sniffling, red nosed mess. Thank goodness One6Eight is warm and welcoming inside. One6Eight is situated on the main strip of the Balmain peninsular…

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Black Truffle and Parmesan Souffle |

Black Truffle and Parmesan Souffles

Aren’t the photos of my perfectly risen black truffle and parmesan souffles delightful? What you can’t see them? You can only see deflated saggy looking excuses of this classic French dish? Hold on, don’t go scrolling down the post to find the perfectly risen money shot, there isn’t one. Instead you will find a “but a dog…

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Raohe Night Markets Taipei Taiwan |

Travel: Raohe Night Markets Taipei

Walking around Raohe night markets in Taipei is visually a feast. All your senses come alive. Your nose picks up the scent of Raohe night markets as soon approach. In a good way, I might add. The smells of the vast array of food being cooked is amazing. The smell slowly changes as you pass…

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Clam Chowder |

Winter Warmer Recipe: Hearty Clam Chowder

There are two things I love about winter, soup and fireplaces, but not in that particular order. As much as I have fallen head over heals for this clam chowder recipe, nothing can replace the lust in my heart for my fireplace. Once winter hits, the fire is on every evening. It is a big…

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Taiwanese Scallion Pancakes |

Recipe: Taiwanese Scallion Pancakes

These scallion (shallot/spring onion) pancakes are inspired by my recent trip to Taiwan. I am a bit of a lover of the old shallot pancake and have definitely eaten more than my fair share. Way way more! Before my trip to Taiwan my knowledge of scallion pancakes began and finished with the Chinese style ones, which…

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Shilin Night Markets Taipei

Food Lovers Delight: Shilin Night Market Taiwan

As soon as I knew I was heading to Taiwan, the night markets were firmly on my agenda. What I hadn’t envisaged myself doing was sucking on a very large penis, perched on a roundabout with Nicole from Bitten by the Travel Bug. Was a highlight of our trip actually. Going to leave you hanging,…

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Upside Down Iced Cupcakes |

Something for the Kids: Iced Side Down Cupcakes

There is some very exciting news to share before I start talking about my uniquely decorated upside down iced cupcakes which I am call calling iced side down cupcakes. Actually these guys are the perfect recipe to share with you for this announcement. I have been chosen as a finalist for this year for Kidspot’s…

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